85-year-old woman attacked, robbed in Flushing parking garage

WABC logo
Sunday, December 11, 2022
ABC7 New York 24/7 Eyewitness News Stream
Stream New York's #1 news - Accuweather - original content 24/7

FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- A robber targeted an 85-year-old woman using a walker in her parking garage on Friday night.

The incident happened at 7:00 p.m. in Flushing, Queens.

The 85-year-old victim was walking near where she lives when the attacker came up behind her and pushed her to the ground, police say.

The suspect allegedly took the victim's purse, which had credit cards and her ID, from her walker.

He ran from the scene and went into the 74th Street and Roosevelt Avenue Station, officials say.

The victim sustained minor injuries to the right side of her body and was treated at the scene.

Police describe the suspect as about 5'8" tall, 200 pounds, with a dark complexion and a heavy build. He was last seen with a mustache and wearing a black baseball hat with the White Sox logo on the front, a light-colored face mask, a black jacket with yellow trim, black pants, and black shoes.

ALSO READ | New Jersey construction worker rescued after being impaled by reinforcing bar

There was a delicate rescue operation in New Jersey on Saturday after a construction worker was impaled by a reinforcing bar at a construction site.


* More Queens news

* Send us a news tip

* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts

* Follow us on YouTube

Submit a tip or story idea to Eyewitness News

Have a breaking news tip or an idea for a story we should cover? Send it to Eyewitness News using the form below. If attaching a video or photo, terms of use apply.